I'm not on the outside. I'm a <redacted individual>, remember? As for on the outside of the RCC, if that is what you mean:wosbald wrote: ↑Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:00 pm+JMJ+
Dunno. I've no answers for you. Other than you're not helping things by staying on the outside.UncleBob wrote: ↑Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:51 pmI dunno. How white is the "Common Good"?wosbald wrote: ↑Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:42 pmPolitical action can certainly be acceptable. And even violence is not absolutely precluded. Capital punishment is not precluded. Revolution is not precluded. Hell, even deporting the Jews from Spain is not precluded.UncleBob wrote: ↑Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:22 pmThis is an interesting strategy. Well, except to resist abortion, right?wosbald wrote: ↑Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:24 pmIt is certainly not by rioting or becoming violent. It’s not by putting yourselves out on the street corners that we resist him. It is not in shouting up into the void above Fifth Avenue in New York that we express true discontent at his election despite having lost the popular vote.
No, we resist by doing the one thing that a celebrity can stand least. We resist by ignoring him and all of the people who may, rightly or wrongly, use his name to support racism, xenophobia, and sexism.
But is it prudent here and now? Does it serve the Common Good?
http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/a ... 23a9p3.htm817 In fact, "in this one and only Church of God from its very beginnings there arose certain rifts, which the Apostle strongly censures as damnable. But in subsequent centuries much more serious dissensions appeared and large communities became separated from full communion with the Catholic Church - for which, often enough, men of both sides were to blame."269 The ruptures that wound the unity of Christ's Body - here we must distinguish heresy, apostasy, and schism270 - do not occur without human sin:
Where there are sins, there are also divisions, schisms, heresies, and disputes. Where there is virtue, however, there also are harmony and unity, from which arise the one heart and one soul of all believers.271
818 "However, one cannot charge with the sin of the separation those who at present are born into these communities [that resulted from such separation] and in them are brought up in the faith of Christ, and the Catholic Church accepts them with respect and affection as brothers . . . . All who have been justified by faith in Baptism are incorporated into Christ; they therefore have a right to be called Christians, and with good reason are accepted as brothers in the Lord by the children of the Catholic Church."272
819 "Furthermore, many elements of sanctification and of truth"273 are found outside the visible confines of the Catholic Church: "the written Word of God; the life of grace; faith, hope, and charity, with the other interior gifts of the Holy Spirit, as well as visible elements."274 Christ's Spirit uses these Churches and ecclesial communities as means of salvation, whose power derives from the fullness of grace and truth that Christ has entrusted to the Catholic Church. All these blessings come from Christ and lead to him,275 and are in themselves calls to "Catholic unity."276